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Re: Bug#288497: ITP: libsnowball-swedish-perl -- Stemming algorithm for Swedish

On Tue, 04 Jan 2005, Dominic Hargreaves wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 04, 2005 at 10:26:36AM +0100, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> > Background: most of them (compressed) need about 5kB size. This is
> > rudicuolous... a package of ~5kB that about ~5kB meta data to be
> > included in the archive.
> I can see that this is suboptimal. Given that this is how the
> modules are distributed upstream ie. individually, how should I
> avoid this?  Would it be acceptable to package them all as one
> debian package somehow, and thus lose the transparency that
> orig.tar.gz brings?

That's usually the best idea if the package is small enough or
reasonably useless without the other parts of the package.

See, for example, libimage-base-bundle-perl, or any of the other
packages which have been bundled together in units of usefulness to
avoid the problems if having 8 billion teeny perl modules. [You
probably should also let upstream know that they should consider
bundling these together on CPAN, or even distributing them as a single

Don Armstrong

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